Signal to Noise: Behind the Good News, Bad News for Ethanol

March 15, 2019 10:44 AM
AgDay's Clinton Griffiths joins the DC Signal to Noise podcast to share details of his one-on-one interview with new EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler that happened on the day the agency granted more RFS waivers.

The ethanol industry this week got their long-awaited EPA rule to allow year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends. In the same week, EPA granted five more hardship waivers to allow refineries to bypass ethanol blend rules, and the Renewable Fuels Association announced ethanol use dropped last year for the first time in 20 years. AgDay's Clinton Griffiths was at EPA talking with new Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the day the RFS waivers were announced.  He joins Jim Wiesemeyer and John Herath on this week's DC Signal to Noise to share the story behind the latest ethanol developments.

Wiesemeyer also has new analysis on the latest announcement from the White House that a China trade meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump will not happen this month. Wiesemeyer says the March meeting is still possible.

Hear all the details and analysis on this week's DC Signal to Noise podcast.


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Spell Check

PJ Jahn
Ptown, IL
3/17/2019 06:15 PM

  Just another gift from the Phony, Counterfeit, Reneging, Lying Conman, Traitor/Trader Trump! Remember he said many, many times, "I love ethanol, and fully support, and defend the RFS/RIN's!" How's that working out for you, eh?

sam the man
falls city, NE
3/17/2019 09:35 PM

  i can not believe the number of farmers still in denial that trump is our friend. he has produced the biggest con job ever the the rural population. he has never been for us. He is destroying our markets as many of us look on and praise him as the greatest ever. what a sham. make america great is bs his hats should say make trump richer.

Hazelwood, MO
3/18/2019 06:16 AM

  PJ and Sam... spot on with your comments. The tRump supporters fail to look "under the hood" of our fake president. He's the guy who never released his tax returns. He's the guy who never divested himself of his investments, putting his family in charge of them. He is the guy who installed family as senior advisers and gave top level security clearance to them. He is the guy who CONSTANTLY claims no collusion and fake news. If I was as innocent as he claims I would ENCOURAGE the Mueller probe to prove my innocence. He blathers daily on Twitter about his mistreatment by the news. Anyone as upstanding as he claims to be does not need to preach his constant innocence. He would just go on about running the country and wait for the proof. This dude is guilty as hell, hiding a lot of dirt, and no friend of anyone except tRump. Don't be surprised when he and his cohorts are found guilty of high crimes and he pardons everyone in true authoritarian fashion.